Education

Professional Development FAQ

Is there a teacher discount for admission to the aquarium?
Does Shedd have a brochure or newsletter for educators?
Does Shedd offer any resources I can use in my classroom?


Is there a teacher discount for admission to the aquarium?
Educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin can visit Shedd free by registering for a pass online.

If you’re outside of our four-state area but would still like to learn more about connecting your curriculum to the living world, you can receive $3 off admission to Shedd by showing a valid school I.D. or current paystub at a cashier station when you buy your ticket.

Does Shedd have a brochure or newsletter for educators?
Yes. Every year we mail educators the Schooling with Shedd brochure, which includes information about our school programs and professional development for educators. Shedd Aquarium’s Fish Tales newsletter is a monthly electronic publication designed exclusively for educators. In addition to highlighting aquarium education programs, resources and collections relevant to teaching and learning, Fish Tales inspires creative aquatic science education in the classroom. From professional development opportunities to the latest Shedd news, Fish Tales has a wealth of information for you. Sign up for Fish Tales.

Does Shedd offer any resources I can use in my classroom?
Shedd has online activity guides with ideas for your classroom. Also check out the Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) page for more lesson plans, student interactives and fact sheets in English and Spanish.

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